Simon Heartfield


Simon Heartfield

Simon Heartfield (born 1962 in Nantwich, Cheshire) is a DJ, musician and record producer.

Heartfield is widely regarded as a leading exponent of electronic music both in his hometown (Portsmouth, UK) and beyond. His tracks, live performances and DJ sets incorporate elements of house, breakbeat, electro and techno amongst many other sounds.

The founding member of Portsmouth band Twelve 88 Cartel, Heartfield has gone on to release much other material including the internationally distributed [http://www.discogs.com/release/744640 Permanent Way] which is also available in ringtone form.

Twelve 88 Cartel produced a number of releases between 1986 and 1991 on the Bite Back! label, home to the producer of their first EP Jim Shaw of Cranes. In 1994, Heartfield joined John Peel Session favourites the Psylons as bass player and released one album on Thunderbird Records.

From 1996 to date, Heartfield has concentrated on DJ work and solo composition, as well as on material with fellow Psylons members Keith Wyatt and Jack Packer in live electronic act Seatman Separator. DJ sets have been in established techno clubs such as The Asylum (Soho), Technosis (at Mass, Brixton), Geushky, [http://www.phase2events.co.uk Phase 2] , Vurt and Club 414 (Brixton, London) alongside artists such as Luke Slater, Aubrey, Umek, Alex Paterson, Billy Nasty, Dirty Bass, Justin Swales and Jason Swales.

Collaborations with fellow Techno producers Dave Saunders and Barney Pratt under the name Surefoot have found favour with Carl Cox amongst others. In 2005, Heartfield co-produced a remix of Bonemachine’s single Another Day Over with Sigue Sigue Sputnik.

As well as his commercially released material on Hackpen Records, Heartfield distributes many of his own EPs and has contributed extensively to ever expanding netlabel [http://www.underyournose.co.uk Under Your Nose Recordings] .

In the last year Heartfield has worked with London's Mixtape Records and In Deep Recordings with whom he has produced commercially distributed digital and vinyl releases.

Discography

Solo

*"Lux 2.1" track contributed to [http://www.underyournose.co.uk/music/uyn1 Under Your Nose Vol.1] Compilation 2003
*"Particle" track contributed to [http://www.underyournose.co.uk/index.php?page=compilations&CD=UYN2 Under Your Nose Vol.2-T] Compilation 2004
*" [http://www.discogs.com/release/744640 Permanent Way] " album (Hackpen) 2005 [http://www.discogs.com/release/744640]
*"Cubular Theme" track contributed to [http://www.underyournose.co.uk/index.php?page=compilations&CD=UYN3 Under Your Nose Vol.3] Compilation 2006
*" [http://www.underyournose.co.uk/index.php?page=artists&artist=36 Someday All This Is Gonna End] " mixed album for [http://www.underyournose.co.uk Under Your Nose Recordings] 2006
*"Sublimate EP" digital release for [http://www.emrecords.co.uk Electramento] 2006
*" [http://www.underyournose.co.uk/media.php?ID=176 Fear Of Logic] " mixed album for [http://www.underyournose.co.uk Under Your Nose Recordings] 2007
*"Reconsequences" album (In Deep Recordings) 2007 [http://www.discogs.com/release/1101213]
*"Broken Router" remix of track by Bujuben [http://www.discogs.com/release/1218534]
*"Trundlewheel EP" (Mixtape Germany) 2008 [http://www.discogs.com/release/1210229]

Releases with Twelve 88 Cartel

*"Sweating Furore" EP – (Bite Back!) 1987
*"Maxim" mini album – (Bite Back!) 1988
*"Evidence" mini album – (Bite Back!) 1990
*"Tension Crush" EP - (Bite Back!) 1991

With the Psylons

*"Gimp" album – (Thunderbird) 1996

With Seatman Separator

*"Claw" album (SBH) 2001
*"The Music of…" album (SBH) 2002
*"Basic Electronic Principles" album (SBH) 2003
*"Auto Suggestion" album (SBH) 2004
*"Navigation" album (SBH) 2005
*"Ten Minutes After The End of Gravity (SBH) 2006
*"Sampler EP (In Deep Recordings) 2008

External links

* [http://www.seatmanblisterhfield.co.uk Seatman Separator/Simon Heartfield]
* [http://www.myspace.com/sheartfield Simon Heartfield]
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Simon+Heartfield Discogs]
* [http://www.hackpenrecords.com Hackpen Records]
* [http://www.underyournose.co.uk Under Your Nose Recordings]
* [http://www.diskant.net/reviews/2005/09/simon-heartfield-permanent-way-hackpen.htm Diskant review of Permanent Way album]
* [http://www.ukmusicsearch.co.uk/reviews/simon-heartfield.asp UK Music Search review of Permanent Way album]


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